Arjun Tendulkar to play for Goa; seeks NOC from MCA

Xtra Time Web Desk: Disappointed after last season’s snub, legendary Sachin Tendulkar’s son Arjun seeks NOC from Mumbai. Arjun is all set to play for Goa in the upcoming domestic season.

The 22-year-old left-arm pacer, who has also been a part of IPL franchise Mumbai Indians, have played two games for Mumbai, during the 2020-21 edition of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy against Haryana and Puducherry respectively.

It has been learnt that Arjun has already applied for No Objection Certificate (NoC) from his home association MCA.

According to a statement from SRT Sports Management, the main reason for Ajun seeking NOC from MCA was to get maximum game time at this juncture of his career. They believe that the shift will improve the probability of Arjun featuring in more competitive matches.

Tendulkar junior has played two ‘Tests’ for the India U-19 against Sri Lanka, three summers back and has featured in the Mumbai probables for the white ball leg of the domestic season even this time.

Arjun has recently been a part of Mumbai Indians’ developmental squad that played a lot of T20 games in England. The likes of Kumar Kartikeya, Anmolpreet Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Dewald Brevis were all part of the squad that played T20 games against club sides.

A senior Goa Cricket Association (GCA) did acknowledge that Tendulkar junior is expected to be considered among state’s preseason probables.